Win £10,000 with The F Factor

Have you got a brilliant idea for an app, a game, or a technology business?

Thanks to our sponsor TalkTalk, Founders Forum is offering 5 young bright superstar UK-based entrepreneurs (individuals or teams) the chance to win £10,000 to help develop their business idea- no strings attached.

In June 2018 some of the world's most influential technology entrepreneurs will be gathering in London. The F Factor is your chance to pitch them YOUR idea.

You don't need a business plan or have any relevant experience. You might be still at school or university. All you need is a project you've been working on for at least 3 months and loads of enthusiasm to persuade the Founders Forum to invest in you and your new business.

As well as the cash prize of £10,000, the finalists will also get the chance to meet and pitch to some of the most amazing venture capitalists and business founders in the world.

Our aim is to empower young people who might otherwise not have access to inspirational investors or world-class technology experts.

Ready to make your idea a reality?

Why Enter?

As well as the £10,000 prize, the five finalists will get to meet and pitch to some of the most inspirational tech investors in the world. All ideas will remain your own (your intellectual property is protected). It's easy to submit your idea to join the F Factor: we simply want you to tell us your 140 character top line pitch and send us a selfie video telling us why we should invest in you. More of below....

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The Competition

Entrants must submit an original idea (in 140 characters or less) for a new technology business, plus a short selfie video about themselves to impress the judges (this can be filmed on a smartphone or via web cam).

You must be aged between 14 and 25 (inclusive) on 31 August 2018.

The deadline for application is Friday, May 25th, 2018.

The 5 finalists must be available to attend Founders Forum in London on Thursday, June 14th, 2018. You will also be required to attend a workshop day on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 where you will receive expert help in pitching your idea.

    Not ready to apply yet?

    No worries, you have until May 25th, 2018 to submit a project. Register your interest below and we will make sure to notify you as we get closer to the application deadline.